logo

Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

18 Pages«<23456>»
Wimbledon 2013
frida
#64 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 9:08:43 AM(UTC)
frida

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/24/2012(UTC)
Posts: 823

Thanks: 1498 times
Was thanked: 1671 time(s) in 674 post(s)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7Wy531XRVbI/Ubyl2CG_CLI/AAAAAAAADu4/Uj6Hnj9f_dY/w640-h460-no/Getting+the+hours+in+on+the+grass.jpg

5 users thanked frida for this useful post.
CROUCHING TIGER on 6/17/2013(UTC), raf72 on 6/17/2013(UTC), Alireza on 6/18/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/18/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC)
raf72
#66 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2013 1:11:13 PM(UTC)
raf72

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: BasicUsers
Joined: 10/31/2012(UTC)
Posts: 89

Thanks: 146 times
Was thanked: 124 time(s) in 70 post(s)

Originally Posted by: frida Go to Quoted Post


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7Wy531XRVbI/Ubyl2CG_CLI/AAAAAAAADu4/Uj6Hnj9f_dY/w640-h460-no/Getting+the+hours+in+on+the+grass.jpg



 


...the training that I love: GO MARIA!!!!!!!!!!  

3 users thanked raf72 for this useful post.
frida on 6/17/2013(UTC), Alireza on 6/18/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC)
CROUCHING TIGER
#67 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:30:02 AM(UTC)
CROUCHING TIGER

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: everyone, registered users, Registered
Joined: 1/10/2011(UTC)
Posts: 6,245

Thanks: 1958 times
Was thanked: 2870 time(s) in 1723 post(s)
British tennis told to drive up numbers or lose funding

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/22902803

Beyond the pics, trolls,wimbledon...this is about money conected to tennis and not just British believe me


WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD
3 users thanked CROUCHING TIGER for this useful post.
paul_pipkin on 6/18/2013(UTC), Alireza on 6/18/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC)
Alireza
#65 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:10:18 AM(UTC)
Alireza

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 10/13/2011(UTC)
Posts: 868

Thanks: 2107 times
Was thanked: 965 time(s) in 508 post(s)

Originally Posted by: frida Go to Quoted Post


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7Wy531XRVbI/Ubyl2CG_CLI/AAAAAAAADu4/Uj6Hnj9f_dY/w640-h460-no/Getting+the+hours+in+on+the+grass.jpg



Ready for Wimbledon! 


Go Go Champion 

Persian Gulf FOREVER -Arabs can not change the history, they can't cheat-
2 users thanked Alireza for this useful post.
frida on 6/18/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC)
frida
#68 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:38:29 AM(UTC)
frida

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/24/2012(UTC)
Posts: 823

Thanks: 1498 times
Was thanked: 1671 time(s) in 674 post(s)
By the way , ladies single draw for the championship will be available on Friday , 21 June :)
4 users thanked frida for this useful post.
Alireza on 6/18/2013(UTC), CROUCHING TIGER on 6/18/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/18/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC)
CROUCHING TIGER
#69 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:56:02 AM(UTC)
CROUCHING TIGER

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: everyone, registered users, Registered
Joined: 1/10/2011(UTC)
Posts: 6,245

Thanks: 1958 times
Was thanked: 2870 time(s) in 1723 post(s)

Permalink voor ingesloten afbeelding

Permalink voor ingesloten afbeelding

Training sessions...



WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD
3 users thanked CROUCHING TIGER for this useful post.
frida on 6/18/2013(UTC), Alireza on 6/18/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/18/2013(UTC)
frida
#70 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:52:44 PM(UTC)
frida

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/24/2012(UTC)
Posts: 823

Thanks: 1498 times
Was thanked: 1671 time(s) in 674 post(s)

Countdown to Wimbledon 2013


Strawberries and cream are being prepared, jugs of Pimm's are being stockpiled, and umbrellas are about to be unfurled. It is that time of year again, and the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is about to play host to the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. As the only Grand Slam tennis event still to be held on grass, Wimbledon retains a traditional feel which makes it the most prestigious event in the sport. Following the modernization which has taken place over the last few years, the Championships blend history and modern efficiency flawlessly, making the event a major draw for visitors from across the world.



The Championships have been held every year since 1877, with the exception of World War I and World War II, and almost all of the greatest tennis players in the history of the game have played at there at one time or another. There have been few greater than Serena Williams, however, who is the favorite for this tournament as in so many before. This is hardly surprising, given both her outstanding form and her history of lifting the trophy five times previously. The sixteen time Grand Slam winner is fresh from victory at the French Open, and few women currently look capable of beating her, even on their best days.



It is always unwise to write off a former champion, however, and Maria Sharapova seems determined to add to her own collection of silverware. Few can forget the emphatic way in which she announced her entry into world-class tennis by defeating Serena at Wimbledon in 2004, and she has gone on to win the French, Australian and US Opens since that time. Indeed, she reached the final of the French Open again this year, and on her day is an extraordinarily dangerous player. At number three in the world, she looks a certainty to reach the latter stages of the competition. Unfortunately for her, however, she has now racked up an astounding 13 consecutive losses against Williams.


Someone with less psychological baggage when playing against Serena is Victoria Azarenka, who also happens to be the world number two. Winner of the Australian Open in both 2012 and 2013, her best achievements at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships so far have been semifinal places in both 2011 and 2012. It seems likely that she will be eager to go one better, and to challenge Williams in the final this year.



4 users thanked frida for this useful post.
Alireza on 6/18/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/18/2013(UTC), CROUCHING TIGER on 6/19/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC)
Brebis
#73 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:49:51 PM(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/18/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1,013

Thanks: 261 times
Was thanked: 369 time(s) in 218 post(s)
Maria means business. Attended a party last night with Grigor ! She was his partner, wowwwww !! That's true love.
2 users thanked Brebis for this useful post.
paul_pipkin on 6/18/2013(UTC), frida on 6/19/2013(UTC)
frida
#74 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:20:59 AM(UTC)
frida

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/24/2012(UTC)
Posts: 823

Thanks: 1498 times
Was thanked: 1671 time(s) in 674 post(s)


With Novak Djokovic and HEAD Tennis contest winners :)

3 users thanked frida for this useful post.
CROUCHING TIGER on 6/19/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/19/2013(UTC)
frida
#75 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:33:12 AM(UTC)
frida

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/24/2012(UTC)
Posts: 823

Thanks: 1498 times
Was thanked: 1671 time(s) in 674 post(s)
The 33 year old Venus Williams has withdrawn from the championship .
3 users thanked frida for this useful post.
Alireza on 6/19/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/19/2013(UTC)
frida
#76 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:51:34 AM(UTC)
frida

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/24/2012(UTC)
Posts: 823

Thanks: 1498 times
Was thanked: 1671 time(s) in 674 post(s)

http://www.womenstennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Sharapova-and-Dimitrov-in-London.jpg

6 users thanked frida for this useful post.
Alireza on 6/19/2013(UTC), CROUCHING TIGER on 6/19/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/19/2013(UTC), Brebis on 6/19/2013(UTC), Dartagnan on 6/19/2013(UTC)
Alireza
#79 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:30:17 AM(UTC)
Alireza

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 10/13/2011(UTC)
Posts: 868

Thanks: 2107 times
Was thanked: 965 time(s) in 508 post(s)

In this situation and with Serena's cheating, I think that Thomas should do something! He is a professional coach, he should find a strategy and tell it Maria! A strategy against Serena! Maybe he has done something but it's not enough.

Maria is playing very good and reaches to most of the finals but loses against Serena! Thomas should analyze Serena's matches and find a foible in Serena's playing! However, the drugs are powerful than everything! 

Go Go Maria

Persian Gulf FOREVER -Arabs can not change the history, they can't cheat-
2 users thanked Alireza for this useful post.
frida on 6/19/2013(UTC), nazanine on 6/19/2013(UTC)
paul_pipkin
#78 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:27:43 AM(UTC)
paul_pipkin

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: everyone, registered users, Registered
Joined: 1/10/2011(UTC)
Posts: 7,631

Thanks: 1704 times
Was thanked: 1881 time(s) in 1250 post(s)

Originally Posted by: frida Go to Quoted Post
The 33 year old Venus Williams has withdrawn from the championship .


Venus Withdraws From Wimbledon        Venus Williams has announced she has withdrawn from her most beloved tournament, Wimbledon, due to a nagging back injury that has been hampering her on and off since last summer.          Published June 19, 2013 12:00 - See more at: http://www.wtatennis.com...don#sthash.2QgZ7zCT.dpuf

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
3 users thanked paul_pipkin for this useful post.
CROUCHING TIGER on 6/19/2013(UTC), frida on 6/19/2013(UTC), Alireza on 6/19/2013(UTC)
leopold2
#81 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:56:17 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Groups: BasicUsers
Joined: 4/6/2012(UTC)
Posts: 13

Thanks: 4 times
Was thanked: 15 time(s) in 7 post(s)
I would refer to post #74 above and very much prefer to beat Serena on court rather than allege that she is cheating. My analysis of the recent French open final is as follows: Serena was by far not invincible but rather very well beatable. What worked very well with Maria was service and return. But it seemed to me that Maria was so much focused on service and return (only) that she nearly forgot about what is the essence of any clay court encounter: baseline rallyes. In "neutral baseline rallyes" Maria defended well by always playing into the center and avoiding any angles. But Maria totally missed a dozen or more opportunities to start baseline rallyes with a clear chance to get the initiative therein and dominate them. Said opportunities were given by an unusually high number of short, slow and high balls by Serena (often provoked by good serves or returns by Maria). So my clear advice to you, Maria, is: As soon as there is such a harmless ball by Serena, it will be mandatory for you to send it long into one of the corners (preferably Serena's backhand), start a right-left-right rallye thus making Serena run and sooner or later make the point. Please note well: I do not talk about an outright winner (risk of errors too high) but a rather safe, long, hard ball only. It is nothing better on clay than to have the clear initiative in a baseline rallye: the opponent has to run like hell, gets exhausted etc. In the Paris final, you only played 1 or 2 of such good rallyes but had 15 or so short balls as invitations for them. The ball to start such rallyes is usually your second in an exchange, be it the one after your service or the one after your (good) return. And I think it is fair to say that from time to time you experienced a certain "second ball weakness". Of course, it is all a question of speed. But I want to stress again that I am only speaking about harmless, short, slow balls which you should very well be able to transform into a rallye with initiative. Summing up: On clay as in Paris, Serena may not be able to permanently put you under pressure with hard balls. It is up to you to take the first short ball available and make her running from corner to corner.

Now coming to Wimbledon: Last year, I had the impression, you did not manage the switch to grass well. Not because you finally lost against a sensational Lesicki, but even in the earlier rounds (Pironkova) you did not seem familiar with the grass and the shorter times to react. So it is all about speed, and you should first forget about Serena and Vika but concentrate to survive the early rounds. Your improved service and of course your splendid returns will help you. But watch out for short, slow balls - in most cases when your second ball is to be played - which you should immediately attack but with an element of safety, keeping in mind that a rallye with initiative is the thing to go for. Good luck for Wimbledon, Leo2
2 users thanked leopold2 for this useful post.
CROUCHING TIGER on 6/19/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/19/2013(UTC)
CROUCHING TIGER
#84 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:35:41 AM(UTC)
CROUCHING TIGER

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: everyone, registered users, Registered
Joined: 1/10/2011(UTC)
Posts: 6,245

Thanks: 1958 times
Was thanked: 2870 time(s) in 1723 post(s)


At practice in front on Center Court



Already read the above:)



WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD
3 users thanked CROUCHING TIGER for this useful post.
Alireza on 6/19/2013(UTC), paul_pipkin on 6/19/2013(UTC), frida on 6/20/2013(UTC)
Brebis
#80 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:10:57 PM(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/18/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1,013

Thanks: 261 times
Was thanked: 369 time(s) in 218 post(s)

Originally Posted by: Alireza Go to Quoted Post


In this situation and with Serena's cheating, I think that Thomas should do something! He is a professional coach, he should find a strategy and tell it Maria! A strategy against Serena! Maybe he has done something but it's not enough.

Maria is playing very good and reaches to most of the finals but loses against Serena! Thomas should analyze Serena's matches and find a foible in Serena's playing! However, the drugs are powerful than everything! 

Go Go Maria


  " He should find a strategy " . What do you think he has been doing in previous years ?? 

Brebis
#86 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:55:16 PM(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/18/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1,013

Thanks: 261 times
Was thanked: 369 time(s) in 218 post(s)

Serena, Serena, Serena !! Girl,...... when do you grow up !!!


Now I know why she always wins against Maria, there is so much hate in her, she just becomes an other personallity when Maria is at the other side of the net. Serena, you are digging your own grave !!  Good luck.

Hesco
#85 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:38:20 PM(UTC)
Hesco

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: everyone, registered users, Registered
Joined: 1/10/2011(UTC)
Posts: 84

Thanks: 36 times
Was thanked: 59 time(s) in 32 post(s)

Originally Posted by: CROUCHING TIGER Go to Quoted Post



At practice in front on Center Court



Already read the above:)



Vamos Maria!!!!!!! take London.

2 users thanked Hesco for this useful post.
Dartagnan on 6/19/2013(UTC), frida on 6/20/2013(UTC)
Hesco
#71 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:40:28 PM(UTC)
Hesco

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: everyone, registered users, Registered
Joined: 1/10/2011(UTC)
Posts: 84

Thanks: 36 times
Was thanked: 59 time(s) in 32 post(s)

Originally Posted by: CROUCHING TIGER Go to Quoted Post


Permalink voor ingesloten afbeelding

Permalink voor ingesloten afbeelding

Training sessions...



Vamos Maria!!!!!!!!!

3 users thanked Hesco for this useful post.
Dartagnan on 6/19/2013(UTC), frida on 6/20/2013(UTC), Alireza on 6/20/2013(UTC)
frida
#72 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:19:41 AM(UTC)
frida

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/24/2012(UTC)
Posts: 823

Thanks: 1498 times
Was thanked: 1671 time(s) in 674 post(s)

Wimbledon Seeds Announced


Serena Williams is the favorite at the All-England Club, but Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova figure to be contenders as well.


http://elexonic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/7a6aarticle-2313561-19734D80000005DC-780_634x422.jpg


Having won three of the last four Grand Slams, defending champion Serena Williams comes into Wimbledon as the obvious favorite. But there are a couple of other former Wimbledon winners and several Grand Slam titlists in the draw. 


All 32 seeds were announced Wednesday. Here are the résumés of the Top 16 seeds:


1.Serena Williams  (USA)
14th appearance (67-8)
Best result: Champion (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (16): 1999 US Open, 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open, 2003 Australian Open , 2003 Wimbledon, 2005 A.Open , 2007 A.Open, 2008 US Open, 2009 A.Open, 2009 Wimbledon, 2010 A.Open, 2010 Wimbledon, 2012 Wimbledon, 2012 US Open, 2013 French Open


2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
8th appearance (20-7)
Best result: SF (2011, 2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2): 2012 Australian Open, 2013 Australian Open.


3. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
11th appearance (37-9)
Best result: Champion (2004)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (4): 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open, 2012 French Open


4. Agnieszka Radwanska(POL)
8th appearance (23-7)
Best result: R-Up (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2012 Wimbledon


5.SaraErrani (ITA)
6th appearance (6-5)
Best result: 3r (2010, 2012)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2012 French Open


6. Li Na (CHN)
7th appearance (13-6)
Best result: QF (2006, 2010)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 French Open


7. Angelique Kerber (GER)
6th appearance (7-5)
Best result: SF (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (2): 2011 US Open, 2012 Wimbledon


8. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
6th appearance (16-4)
Best result: Champion (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 Wimbledon


9.Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
7th appearance (12-6)
Best result: 4r (2009, 2010, 2011)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2009 US Open


10. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
10th appearance (10-9)
Best result: QF (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: QF (3): 2010 Australian Open, 2012 Wimbledon, 2013 French Open


11. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
8th appearance (11-7)
Best result: 4r (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: QF (1): 2012 US Open


12.Ana Ivanovic  (SRB)
9th appearance (20-8)
Best result: SF (2007)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2008 French Open


13.Nadia Petrova (RUS)
13th appearance (30-12)
Best result: QF (2005, 2008)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (2): 2003 French Open, 2005 French Open


14. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
11th appearance (6-10)
Best result: 3r (2009)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 US Open


15.Marion Bartoli (FRA)
11th appearance (21-10)
Best result: R-Up (2007)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2007 Wimbledon


16. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
10th appearance (16-9)
Best result: 4r (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2008 US Open


Remaining Seeds:
17. Sloane Stephens  (USA)
18. Domnika Cibulkova (SVK)
19. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
20. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
21. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
22. Sorona Cirstea(ROU)
23. Sabine Lisicki(GER)
24. Peng Shuai (CHN)
25. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
26. Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
27. Lucie Safarova (CZE)
28. Tamira Paszek (AUT)
29. Alize Cornet (FRA)
30. Mona Barthel (GER)
31. Romina Oprandi (SUI)
32. Klara Zakopalova (CZE)

2 users thanked frida for this useful post.
Alireza on 6/20/2013(UTC), CROUCHING TIGER on 6/20/2013(UTC)
Users browsing this topic
Guest
18 Pages«<23456>»
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.